Software Development and Engineering, MS

  • New York City
Associated College
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This program is STEM designated, which means you will be trained in areas of technology that are in high demand with United States employers. International students studying in person on student visas will be eligible for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension of 24 months, for a total of 36 months.

IEEE Students in the MS in Software Development and Engineering program can get IEEE certified as a for-credit part of the program.

Be The Next Great Innovator

Software is the way users interact with computers, phones, and other devices like Apple watches, Siri, Google, and Alexa, smart fridges and cars, and so much more. Software developers are the people who build, code, maintain, update, and innovate all of the apps and software that make that technology work. Through our MS in Software Engineering, you will develop the skills essential to be a 21st century changemaker.

The Value Proposition

  • Small class sizes ensure individualized teaching and an informal cohort-based experience that turns your classmates into teammates and colleagues of the future.
  • Learn the full software lifecycle, from management, design, programming, and development, through delivery, maintenance, and updating of software systems.
  • Get access to unique practical training opportunities in on-campus labs, as well as an international collaboration experience with other universities around the world.
    You can also complete the MS in Software Development and Engineering online.

Take Courses Like…

Introduction to Software Engineering, Software Design Methodologies, Requirements Engineering, Software Reliability and Quality Assurance, Contemporary Software Engineering Theory and Practice, Software Development Studio

The MS in Software Development and Engineering is split into three core areas: system and software design/architecture and development, software management and evolution, and management of human resources in a software development environment.

Once that core has been completed, you'll pick a concentration from these options:

  • Programming languages, tools, and methods
  • Internet software development
  • Human computer interaction
  • Software process management
  • Secure software development

Add Opportunities and Experiences

The program provides plenty of opportunities for you to practice your new knowledge through designing, building, and playing around with various apps. Outside of the classroom, there are countless other ways to hone your skills. Student clubs work together on cool programming projects, enter competitions, and come up with exciting app ideas together. Regular guest speakers provide insightful commentary on the current tech landscape and how to land the perfect job. And you’ll be immersed in a community that wants to see you excel.

Through the Design Factory Global Network, Pace University’s Seidenberg School participates in an exciting, global program through its NYC Design Factory—a program that sends students to countries like Geneva, Finland, Portugal, and Austria to collaborate with peers from other institutions to build real products for paying companies. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is unique to Pace University and offers an unforgettable experience and a wealth of stories for future job interviews.

Choose Your Career

As the second best job in the United States in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 listing, software developers not only have their pick of thousands of job opportunities, but they benefit from high salaries as well.

Career Options

  • Computer Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • Data Scientist
  • Game Developer
  • Health Information Technician
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer

Where Graduates are Employed

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Facebook
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Google
  • IBM
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Prudential
  • United States Government



best job in the United States (Source: U.S. News & World Report)


number of new US tech jobs in past year (Source: CompTIA)


of Seidenberg students are employed, continuing their education, or pursuing service within one year of graduation